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Deconstructing the GWU Parade Float

gwu.jpgNot since Izzy of the Atlanta Olympics fame has a design been as hard to figure out as George Washington University's inaugural float, which was invited by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to take part in Barack Obama's presidential parade Jan. 20.

As you can see from the image above, the design hits for the geometric cycle. We've done some reporting, however, and have secured a copy of the legend that can explain what the float is all about. But first, why don't you take some guesses in the comments. We'll give you a hint: The float symbolizes different aspects of the University's various departments and curricula.

Give up? Click here for the full description.

By David A Nakamura  |  December 12, 2008; 2:20 PM ET  | Category:  Parade
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As a GW student, I often wonder if the people running this school have absolutely no sense of humor, or if they just have no idea what they're doing. This float perfectly captures that aspect of the University with a design that is simultaneously uptight and indecisive. It makes me proud to see that, even though our school leaders are idiots, they're always striving to reach new heights of self-parody. Bravo, GW. Bravo.

Posted by: Lorpius_Prime | December 19, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

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